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08-07-2012, 11:20 AM
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I think back to when we had him still and we had DR, did he try to shop him at all? Did he ever attempt to resign him? Did he try to get ANYTHING for Gabby rather than letting him just walk?
I'm really trying to remember and I for the life of me can't.
He didn't trade him the summer before, then Gaborik got injured immediately. Nobody was going to trade for him. Gaborik came back after the New Year. DR didn't re-offer the 10-year $75 million contract. DR signed Backstrom instead.
Gaborik played so-so through the deadline, and nobody offered much for Gaborik at the deadline because he was a UFA and was injured. Wild thought it was better to just keep Gaborik and try to make the playoffs.
DR fired. Fletcher came aboard. Fletcher didn't offer Gaborik a contract, who was clearly on the way out.
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